Bornstein & Song Research Issues FSSI-BMO Survey to Determine Impact on Small Business

Bornstein & Song FSSI-BMO Survey will provide data of the displacement of small businesses and job loss. The survey responses will be used to determine the Economic and Social Costs of Job Loss for a Cost Benefit Analysis.
OAKHURST, N.J. - Nov. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- On October 20, 2015, the Final Solicitation for the FSSI-Building Maintenance & Operations (BMO) has been issued by GSA. GSA released Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the BMO strategic sourcing solution.

If you perform maintenance and repair services for Federal Government buildings and facilities, you should be aware that this FSSI contract requires businesses to provide coverage for the entire geographic area of Zone 1, which includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The contractor must be able to provide coverage for the entirety of Zone 1. This requirement may cause havoc for local small businesses who may not be able to provide this coverage. Future zones are anticipated to be added in Fiscal Year 2016.

These labor-intensive types of services are location-specific in that contractors must physically perform the services at the government building or facility.  This FSSI intends to centrally purchase BMO services by awarding the BMO contracts to a select few while displacing the local small business vendors who have performed these services in their local vicinity.

It would be nearly impossible to centrally purchase BMO effectively and efficiently because supply markets are highly localized. Consequently, they are simply not good candidates for the centralized purchasing of services, which is the focus of FSSI-BMO.

Bornstein & Song believes that this FSSI will result in the displacement of small businesses. It is crucial to evaluate the Costs versus the Benefits of this policy. One of the most significant costs will be the Economic and Social Costs of Job Loss.  The Bornstein and Song Survey will provide data and evidence of the impact of the FSSI-BMO in Zone 1 for the small business federal contracting community.

If you receive our Bornstein & Song FSSI Research Survey for the FSSI-BMO, please respond.

Please see the Bornstein & Song FSSI Research website at for further information on their FSSI Research.

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